Saturday, 27 November 2010

Last Days of Empire - g39, Cardiff

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, g39 has embarked on a project with twelve artists to produce new work. Each artist has worked with g39 in the past and have been commissioned to produce a limited edition print for the gallery.

The Last Days of Empire is a tongue in cheek title is a reference to the changing times that we are in, a time of austerity, re-evaluation, a time of change in the visual arts landscape. It’s the end of the year, a time of change, out with the old and in with the new and it all starts again. The future of g39 is uncertain, but that has been the case throughout the history of the organisation. We are used to adapting to change and re-inventing ourselves, it is a useful survival strategy in uncertain times.

This exhibition marks a departure for g39, revisiting a generation of artists that we have supported in the past, in many cases we have represented them – critically and Curatorially – in the early stages of their careers, in other cases they are artists that have developed their careers alongside g39. Given an open brief they have responded with a collection of works that gives a cross section of contemporary practise in Wales

Artists include S Mark Gubb, Peter Finnemore, Manon Awst and Benjamin Walther, Pascal-Michel Dubois, Miranda Whall, Bedwyr Williams, Richard Bevan, Simon Holly, Jo Berry, Will Woon and Casey Raymond.

Saturday, Dec 4 at 11pm - Dec 22 at 5.30pm

The print I will be producing has the qualities of a relic, evoking a pictorial meditation on the function of icons. Here the empire of the material world dissolves into formlessness. 

Age of Saints, edition of 20, (50 x 70 cm) 2010

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Lens Photography Festival 2010

During the 19th and 20th of November the annual Lens Photography Festival will be held at the National Library in Aberystwth

I will be opening up the weekend of presentations this Friday - Nov 19th at 7.30pm at the Drwm Theater. The theme of the festival is Wales and the World. In that context I will discuss my photographic work in relation to cultural mapping and boundaries. The title of my presentation is Dark Matters, Wales and the Worlds.

Speakers on the Saturday include
Peter Davies, William Troughton, Terri Morris, Llinos Lanini

Monday, 1 November 2010

Argos Centre for Arts and Media, Brussels

Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels Belgium is a wonderful organization which administers an archive of over 2500 titles of audiovisual art in electronic and digital format and their library of catalogues and theoretical texts is extensive. These materials are freely accessible to anyone. Currently they are exhibiting Open Archive #2 – which is based on their collection. They have just acquired a series of my films for the purposes of preservation and archive, this environment and context will be a fitting home for these 23 films which was originally shown in their 2006 exhibition Short Turns with myself, Monsieur Delmotte and Kuang-Yu Tsui.

If you are in Brussels go and pay them a visit

Short Turns exhibition, Argos, Brussels 2006